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The sluggish silk road: China’s growth slows to 7.5%

15.07.2013 09:32

The slowdown most experts expected has finally set in - Chinese GDP growth slowed to 7.5 percent in the second quarter, unhinging skepticism but hardly effecting stocks and indexes.

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Anonymous user 17.07.2013 18:28

7.5% is still an amazing growth rate. Compare that growth rate to the US, or the Eurozone.


Harrison Terran 16.07.2013 11:57

In China also it's time administrators took advice from professional economic crisis specialists with a proven track record of positive results (instead of using "flawed" research produced by their Harvard lapdogs to support their untenable dogma). Like the Orlando Bisegna Index, specialists in the economic crisis, have developed a program that has helped various counties with debt problems and unemployment, thus improving the economic condition of a lot of families also.

Anonymous user 16.07.2013 04:34

As more global gas reserves come on line, Russia's deficit will widen. Russia is merely a nuisance

Anonymous user 16.07.2013 04:32

Russia's running deficits now, due to total dependence on extractive commodities.

Anonymous user 16.07.2013 04:27

USA spends at 100% GDP and set to negative path now.

Anonymous user 16.07.2013 03:33

19:36 Really? GDP growth in US and Russia are nearly on par. So what's Russia's problem?

Anonymous user 16.07.2013 03:30

21:01 No 1st world western countries have population growth above 1%. Your point is?

Anonymous user 16.07.2013 01:42

US is trying hard to imitate the growth by changing GDP methodology, playing with GDP deflator, etc.

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 19:39

Western theft-based economy can't exist without steady growth and expansion. It's dying now...

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 19:36

18:59 No, the growth slows as crisis evolves... You can't say today's growth is normal for the West.

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 19:00

18:47 The West doesn't want Chinese growth esp. if it means being able to chew the air outside

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 18:59

18:47 The West are mature economies. Growth slows as prosperity grows. 7.5% is unsustainable.

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 14:47

When you are rich increasing your wealth 1% is good. When a country is poor 10% growth is required.

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 14:24

7.5% growth - typical western propaganda. Here in the UK 1% growth is being hailed as a miracle

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 13:32

China should invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
It did wonders for the USA's economy - at first.

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 13:25

All the Bric countries growth is worse than expected. Africa is the new promised land


jeff strehlow 15.07.2013 12:39

7.5% growth is sluggish? Well it may be sluggish for China but the Western developed countries would love to have that much growth.

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 10:43

Low wages & domestic consumption don't go hand in hand, China's middleclass is just far to small

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